New Year's Eve 2012: How are You Getting Home?

Plan to enjoy yourself this New Year's Eve? Here are some options for geting home safely so you can do it again next year.

Maybe you’ve planned your destination, your outfit – who you plan to steal a kiss from when the clock strikes midnight.

But do you have a plan to get home?

New Year’s Eve is “among the deadliest days” on U.S. roadways, according to AAA, and consistently ranks among the top days for alcohol-related driving fatalities. 

If you are planning to drink tonight and do not have a designated driver, there are a couple of ways to secure a safe, sober ride home.

Driving service:

BeMyDD.com: The company’s slogan is “We Drive Your Car, So You Don't Have To." 

For New Year’s Eve in the Baltimore metro area, the company has available its “personal driver service.” A driver will come to your house, and drive you in your own car to your destination.

The fee is $24.50/hr. Call to make reservations: 1-877-U-B-MYDD (1-877-823-6933) 

Cab services:

Columbia Cab

Columbia Taxi Service

Ellicott City Taxicab Service

Maranatha Transportation

Accent Transportation 

AAA also offers these tips for ensuring a safe night out, any night of the year:

  • Always plan ahead to designate a non-drinking driver before any party or celebration begins.
  • Never ride as a passenger in a car driven by someone who has been drinking alcohol – even after just one drink.
  • Use mass transit or call a taxi. (Please note: the Tipsy?Taxi! program in Baltimore will not be operating this year.)
  • If you encounter an impaired driver on the road, keep a safe distance and ask a passenger to call 911 (or pull over to a safe location to make the call yourself).
  • Visit PreventDUI.AAA.com for impaired driving facts, transportation alternatives and expert advice. AAA encourages visitors to Take the Pledge to drive drug and alcohol-free.
Peter Edelen December 31, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I always walk. Main Street living. :-)
Brandie Jefferson December 31, 2012 at 08:15 PM
The good life, huh? I must admit - I'm a complete wet blanket when it comes to NYE. A few rounds of Scrabble at home and I'm set!
EL January 01, 2013 at 06:52 AM
We stayed home too...a couple of games, some snacks. Its all good. Thanks for the DD info though.


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